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Mesoporous Carbon Incorporated Metal Oxide Nanomaterials as Supercapacitor Electrodes

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  • Hao Jiang,

    1. Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science & Technology, Shanghai 200237, China
    2. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798, Singapore
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  • Jan Ma,

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798, Singapore
    • School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798, Singapore
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  • Chunzhong Li

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science & Technology, Shanghai 200237, China
    • Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science & Technology, Shanghai 200237, China.
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Abstract

Supercapacitors have attracted huge attention in recent years as they have the potential to satisfy the demand of both huge energy and power density in many advanced technologies. However, poor conductivity and cycling stability remains to be the major challenge for its widespread application. Various strategies have been developed for meeting the ever-increasing energy and power demands in supercapacitors. This Research News article aims to review recent progress in the development of mesoporous carbon incorporated metal oxide nanomaterials, especially metal oxide nanoparticles confined in ordered mesoporous carbon and 1D metal oxides coated with a layer of mesoporous carbon for high-performance supercapacitor applications. In addition, a recent trend in supercapacitor development – hierarchical porous graphitic carbons (HPGC) combining macroporous cores, mesoporous walls, and micropores as an excellent support for metal oxides – is also discussed.

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